Friday, February 18, 2011

Animaniacal

Friday, February 18, 2011

For many wreckerators, no cake is more of a tongue-out, slightly-hunched-and-grunting impossibility than an animal cake. It's not for lack of trying, mind you. ("Squished Shih Tzu" is actually a bakery standard these days.) For all their trying and failing, though, there are times when the results are actually kind of cute. Kind of. In a mutant sort of way.


For example:

Now, the poodle is a ridiculous looking dog. You can tell by how ridiculous it looks. You would almost think it would be impossible to make it look any more ridiculous, but if so, the yolk's on you! Haha!

Or maybe on this guy.


Now this little fella...


...is a chinchilla. I would very much like to snuggle him.


I don't really know what this is:

But I would also like to snuggle it. And maybe nom an ear.


This is a blow fish:

He obviously disapproves.

And this is a blow fish on antidepressants:

Any questions?


And if you think that bakers only try to make cutesy animals...

"What? I'm cutesy!"


...think again:

From the genus Crocodillius Seinfeldus.


Sometimes wreckorators double their efforts:


And, in some cases, they double their wreckage:

But at least this case also has some nice roses.


And finally, when an animal is really complicated:

"I'm complicated."


Wreckorators tend to just wing it:

"Meh. Hedgehog, hedge pig... same difference."



Thanks to Tim A., Stephanie D., Shirley L., Nathan M., JoeyJoJo and Monique R., who are all toy-gers. Toit toy-gers. Rawr.
Anonymous said...

LOVE the manicure on Mr. Complicated!

ViolaNut said...

Hedgie hedgie hedgie hedgie what the HELL is THAT thing supposed to be???

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is crying.

Jenni Robinson said...

The Blowfish is actually cute.....

Ferralyn said...

I like the chocolate ganache/almond pufferfish! He's kinda cute and happy that you're gonna EAT 'IM!

J. said...

I'm with Jenni. I think the Blowfish cake is cute. But seriously a Hedgehog cake? Is there a pent up demand or something?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making my day special with a cutsey croc/gator, hedgepig, and blown-awayfish. You guys are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!


wv:beryle: These aminals are beryle recognizable, but hilarious!

Ms. Blasé said...

Remember Q*Bert from the 80s arcade game? That's who that orange pig cake reminds me of.

If you don't remember Q*Bert, go here:
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Q*Bert&bav=on.1,or.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1024&bih=581

donkaloosa said...

Those are some really wrecked cakes! But if a Croc wants me to think that he's cute and cuddly, well, I'm not going to argue too much with something that big!

Zanthia said...

Any questions?

Yes, I have a question about the blowfish cake. ARE THOSE FRENCH FRIES!?

CantStopBaking said...

That blowfish is hysterical. And spot on with Seinfeldus!

bigbadteddy said...

Is it wrong that the blow fish one makes me think of Seth Rogen?

scrapopotamos said...

"...and this is a blowfish on antidepressants."

BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

The sign on the chinchilla actually says "coney bunny (cookies and cream)" not that anyone would guess rabbit from looking at it!

Loo-E Loo-I said...

I can almost hear the animaniacal laughter coming from those cakes. They're laughing I tell you. They're laughing.

Geez, the tongue on that poodle would make Gene Simmons jealous!

I'd nom an ear too, but snuggle? No.

LOL Disapproving blow fish shows disapproval! The other one? What is sticking out of it? Looks like those candy cigarette sticks...some "sharpened", some not....O.o

What is up with crocodiles getting such a bad rap? We're friendly...we smile...we've got feelings....

Why does the dog have *green stuff* on it? Why are its whiskers above its nose? Why does the "pig" look more like a blow fish? Looks like he's blowing real hard too.

Now there's a pig/hog...with...painted...nails...oh, and lipstick...that match the color of its eyes...ewww!

LOL, my late grandma would have pronounced that "tagger".

wv: bensubst: The wreckerators bensubst[ituting] these cakes for real animals.

Jennifer Armintrout said...

Wow, I'm really digging the salsa-red nails on that last wreck. "I may be a mutant animal, but I'm a fashionable mutant animal."

Jenniffer said...

OK, I'm all on board with the cute blowfish comments, but WTH did they use for the spikes? I thought it was skewers, but they're not uniform enough... maybe slivered almonds?

Heidi - plantable wedding invitations said...

Where DO you find these photos?! Super funny, I want a bite of the creepy poodle head!!

Anonymous said...

Almonds, people. The spikes on the pufferfish are almonds (and I'd bet it's supposed to be a porcupine cake).

Jen and John, if you venture far enough from the cake side of the bakery you may encounter some French-bread alligators. Just sayin'. The ones I've seen have been much better looking than this cake.


Lastly, do I detect a sly Goldmember reference? Points!

Gary said...

Poodles are actually very smart, friendly, good-natured dogs. I didn't realize this until my grandmother got one, because I was fooled by those topiary things people do to them. But remember, poodles do not choose their own hairstyles.

Marie said...

I actually like the blowfish, even though it looks more like a porcupine.

Jessica said...

@Zanthia: I think they are almond slices. I like him.

it's the hippy undertones said...

I love poodles :(
I love cake wrecks :)
the poodle cake wreck kinda scares me.

wagrobanite said...

Hey Don't criticize the poodle. They're smart (mostly smarter than the other dog breed you posted and yes I know I've worked with both). That cut has a purpose!

Anonymous said...

How can you tell what these are supposed to be?

PS: I love, love, lurve the blowfish cake.

Classic Steve said...

It's the Awesome Smiley in black!

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Guys,

Poodles are brilliant, awesome dogs.

They just look silly.

It's not their fault.

john

Angela said...

Love the hedgehogs painted nails...not that one has class!

Tina, Escrow Goddess said...

My questions is, Who orders a Blow Fish Cake to begin with?

Amanda Mac said...

Soooo.... I really LIKE the blowfish cake. It makes me smile.

The others? Not so much.

sitronella said...

Not a hedgehog cake.
A PORKupine one :)

Anonymous said...

We once had a pufferfish and he smiled all the time. He loved people and would come swimming over whenever anyone went past the fishtank.

He would have loved that cake!

As for the hedgehog cake, I guess it really looks like a hog hiding in the hedges. A real hedgehog is just too cute for it's name.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to Gary.
I had a poodle when I was growing up and he NEVER had one of those crazy haircuts (yeah I know they have historic hunting significance.)
He was the smartest dog we ever had and often complained about his breed being the brunt of so many jokes.

Caroline B said...

I like the blowfish cake too.
I wasn't going to comment but my word verification is 'scones', which as I sit here in jolly old England is quite funny. Fancy a cuppa anyone?

Anonymous said...

@wagronbanite

Seriously, what is the purpose of of this cut? Please don't think I am being sarcastic, but I would like to know why poodles are trimmed in a way that makes them look so .....odd.

T said...

for just a second there I was afraid my own blowfish cake was going to be up there... but phew - the blown blog with the fries jabbed into it is even worse than my pathetic amateur effort :)

Christine said...

I adore the chocolate and almond Happy Blowfish cake.
Thanks for the sly Austin Powers reference too, it made my day!

LeftWingLock said...

Glad I'm not the only one who saw french fries instead of slivered almonds on the happy blowfish! And the sign by him does say porcupine, but are we really going to trust the wreckerator to know the difference?

The manicured one reminds me of the mini poodle my friend had; her mom would always have its nails painted at the groomer. It was weird on a real dog and even worse on a cake creature.

Sanni said...

awww, I think the blowfish is cute!

Anonymous said...

When I saw the "pig," I said out loud, "Oh my gosh, that's supposed to be a PIG?!?"

KatiMomKat said...

"Blow fish on antidepressants" - Thanks for the pick-me-up. I laughed out loud...my nurse (I'm in the hospital right now) gave me quite a funny look.

NowTHIS is the way to eat a blow fish...no chance of a dying a horrible death. ;o)

Anonymous said...

To anonymous 10:02am,

Coney Bunny should be "Cony Bunny" as it is really a pika, a bunny cousin sometimes called a cony. Gotta forgive the Chinchilla mistake there, as that's a pretty close, based on looks.

Stogoe said...

When I read the title of this post as "Animaniacs", I started singing the theme song. Then I read further down and was more than a little sad that it did not involve Yakko, Wakko, or Dot.

Oldish Lady said...

Actually the hedgehog cake would be pretty good if it didn't have that silly pig face on it.

WV: andst

The Wreckenators caused me a lot of andst.

Lynn said...

Why is the poodle balancing a deviled egg on its head? I've heard of some odd cake filling in my day, but this one takes the...oh, nevermind

Jillian said...

Aww the last one is kinda cute!

msyendor said...

Eh, hedgeHOG or PORKupine, they both look swine to me.

Sorry. Hungry. And there's a pork teriyaki takeout calling my name from down the street.

Gin said...

I love the Happy Blowfish! I'll have whatever he's having... and maybe a little of him too.

kayk said...

THIS is how to make a poodle cake -- from Food Netwwork Challenge's "Best of Show" competition. Yes, that's cake -- fluffed with spun sugar. And in eight hours by two pweople, no less. http://www.flickr.com/groups/1518487@N25/discuss/72157625899663333/

Laura said...

Bahahahaha genus Crocodillius Seinfeldus! Awesome!

Gianna said...

I love the blowfish! I think it's cute LOL.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely bestial wrecks today -- thanks for making me laugh!

Anonymous said...

>>Seriously, what is the purpose of of this cut? <<

That cut? Nothing. :-) Well, maybe winning in the show ring.

But the original version of that haircut, shorter and allowed to curl, but still with the shaved areas had a purpose in hunting.

Poodles are retrievers bred to go into the water. The haircut made them hydrodynamic, but with some fur to protect head, chest, joints, and sometimes kidneys from the cold.

I like an even-all-over "puppy" cut on poodles, myself. And the ones I have known have been great, friendly, smart, fun dogs.

And I hope this doesn't turn into poodlecutcot!

Anonymous said...

Wreckerator, I have a poodle, I know poodles, poodles are friends of mine. Wreckerator, that's no poodle.

Donna said...

OMG Hahahaha! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hedgehog. To be a true wreckie, I would have put a green blob ("hedge") with the piggy face (ala Wilson from Home Improvement)..But that's how I roll...

charity-crafter said...

Actually I like the hedgehog on antidepressants....he's kind of cute.

Catherine said...

The blowfish is now my profile picture. I think it's adorable. Also, the hedgehog totally looks like a spiny pig-in-a-blanket.

Anonymous said...

What did the wreckorators LOOK at before making the cakes???

kayk said...

One of these blowfish is poison.

laura said...

What is funny about the pufferfish one is that it says it is a porqupine on the sign in front of it :)

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

I would have been very confused without the comments on this one.

shannon said...

Awesome as usual, and today's bonus is that I almost laughed my lunch right onto my computer screen. And by "almost" I mean "definitely."

kelleyinco said...

The overpriced pufferfish was kinda tasty looking... or maybe it was that cake next to it moving in on its territory...

Elisabeth said...

The cute blowfish looks like a blowfish and B.O.B. from monsters v aliens had a baby. A toit baby! (Goldmember reference FTW)

wv: dingersw. Dingersw the cute blowfish/B.O.B. cake, or was it just me?

Anonymous said...

But at least the purported blowfish cake appears to be chocolate. So there's that. Almost any difficulty of appearance can be overcome with chocolate (except brown piles of poo icing).

wv = piedeco. I'm not sure but might be some variation of cajun music.

Anonymous said...

sitronella said...

Not a hedgehog cake.
A PORKupine one :)

So funny! Do you think the decorator had a pun in mind? If so, we'd almost have to take it off the wreck list (hey, I said ALMOST).

mladybright said...

I never did like the mutated Q-tips people call poodles. Maybe if people didn't 'style' their hair that way?

The blowfish is cute, and I love almonds.

I was thinking a Snork, but Q'Bert definitely puts in an appearance!

Nice Powers reference mixed with animals...

~~Di

wv - ackedup... seriously??

Laura said...

The Blowfish on Antidepressants is too cute. I wonder though, who wants deviled eggs with their poodle-cake. Is that really egg yolk for decoration? I love the chinchilla cake, so adorable.

Kay T said...

I first thought that the Happy Puffer was skewered with french fries till I read the comments that suggested they were almonds - that made better sense. At least until I went back and looked at the scale; either those strawberries next to it are minuscule or those mutant almonds. I think french fries, myself!
wv: waysorta - Those cakes are waysorta outa sight, man!

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks the first cake looks like it has cut up bath sponges stuck to it?

Becca said...

I LOVE the blow fish on antidepressants! It's super cute and if I needed to buy a silly cake or just wanted cake.

WV; Unpar - most of these cakes were unpar.

Anonymous said...

That first wreck is not a poodle. A lamb wearing gold earrings? Maybe. If you squint. But a poodle? No way.

Pauline said...

I actually like the blowfish on anti-depressants. I'm thinking he's gonna be real tasty too.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a pig next to the dog, I think it's meant to be an echidna. Or a very spiky pig.

BADKarma! said...

You need to start selling t-shirts with the "complicated" hedgehog on them. The "awwwwwwCUTE" factor of that picture, with that caption, will put any diabetic in a coma for a week.

The "hedgehog" cake? Not so much, really. The cake should be poking about an abstract animation sequence, randomly shouting, "DIMSDALE!".

Amanda said...

yay for cute animal pictures AND funny cakes!

SuperDaisy said...

I've just gotta say- these cakes are funny, but not half as funny as the funny stuff you write about them.
Thanks for the giggles.

Adorably Dead said...

I thought the blowfish looked more like a hedgehog.

Arlene said...

Why oh why would anyone buy these? Unless there is a super tasty cake under neath all that frosting..no lol. And anyone brings that CCC blah alligator to my house had best have an escape plan.

Vehkaoja said...

Awww. The blowfish made my morning.

~White

Craig said...

Dinsdale...

Anonymous said...

The sign next to the blowfish cake says that it should actually look more like a porcupine. Which is a huge miss.

Also for those wondering what the spikes are, they are white chocolate shards. You can find a recipe for how to make it online. Which I think I might be this weekend.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous at 10:02 and 12:35:
I took that picture at Coney Island Pizza and Ice Cream and submitted it before I learned to read Hangul, which is why I couldn't ID it to Jen as either an attempted pika or an attempted bunny (bani?). "Coney" is the correct English spelling. :)

(Also, YAY! I'm on CakeWrecks!)

Anonymous said...

So the animal you couldn't tell what it was... If my Korean skills don't completely fail me... it's a bunny. And it's a cookies and cream icecream cake. If anyone was wondering...

Robin said...

We have two Chinchillas and they are indeed very snuggly. Momo and Roku. You make come snuggle them anytime you're in the philly area :-)

Chava Malka Cooper said...

i have to say the blowfish cake is extremely cute

Robin L. said...

Actually, in Macbeth, when one of the witches refers to a hedgehog, she calls it a "hedge-pig." Maybe the wreckerator is a closet Shakespeare fanatic?

Craig said...

I agree with @Anonymous 2/18 6:06 -- #1 is a lamb wearing gold earrings, some sort of gold thing on its nose and a wrecky attempt at a sombrero.

We all wonder who buys these -- the real question in the case of this particular cake: why is there more than one?

Bhakti said...

a yellow pig. why?

yikes...to all of these wrecks!

Bhakti said...

The real chinchilla is SO adorable!!!
The cake version...not so much.
Looks more like a cantaloupe someone iced with light blue icing and then decorated as a clown. Why?

wv: "soryagon" And all of the cake wreckers in the world say, "Soryagon for making such horrible wrecks!"

(Actually I'm glad there are wreckers out there because it keeps me smiling to visit this blog!)

hyphen8 said...

The great thing about that not-chinchilla cake is that there's actually a picture of a bunny cake on the sign..and the two cakes don't look alike at all. It's as if the wreckerator wants you to notice how much of a wreck it is!

Anonymous said...

Very funny stuff, love mr happy blowfish:)
Also, its sunday, still no post from saturday? Im hoping nothing has happened to make it so you couldn't update- so long as nothing dreadful has happened (wreckerators taking their revenge?) Please do update, im an avid reader actually reading cake wrecks is a real highlight for my days as im sick and bed bound. Thanks so much for all the laughs :) can't wait to read the next post ;)

Hardware Keylogger said...

The blowfish is really cute. And crocodile looks cute as a cake ...

Anonymous said...

Other commenters have proved that my identification (Feb 18 10:23am)of the porcupine/pufferfish's spines as almonds is mistaken. I now submit a correction: they're cookies.

Now where can I buy that cake?

PS: wv is "grabemu". Let's not go there, please.

CarynSKA said...

The Hedge-Pig is actually totally adorable! I'd love to have that cake for any occasion! Although it might be perfect for a Halloween party... Because it's already in costume... get it? No? Okay...

furpurrson said...

Craig's "Dinsdale" comment for the win! Monty Python (still) rules!

Emma said...

oh wha gah uh MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA something is SOOOOOO here!!!!!!!!

Becky said...

The blowfish on antidepressants is pretty darn cute. :)

Lisa said...

I can't figure out what the Korean Chincilla cake is supposed to be but it is cookies and cream flavored.

lyndsay said...

I LOVE ANIMAL CAKES!! pretty sure that little blue thing with all the whipped cream is a fake ice cream sundae?

BLOWFISH = HILARIOUS

Anonymous said...

Hedgehog people (those of us who are owned by one) also call our babies hedgepigs... but yeah... no.

Anonymous said...

Ok. I would seriously have that blowfish cake for my own. Ridiculous and cute!

caterina said...

I really liked the 'blowfish on antidepressants' crack. The thing is, i seriously needed some before my sister showed me this site. And, TADAA! My depression evaporated. Thanks to you. Seriously Thanks.

Anonymous said...

le gourmet in manhattan sells a porcupine cake that looks just like the blowfish cake.

Anonymous said...

XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD i would very much like to snuggle him. <---- made my life.